When it comes to web browsers and e-mail hosting services, is there one option that is better than the rest? Is there anything wrong with choosing a so-called inferior browser or the underdog in the e-mail competition?
There are a wide variety of different browsers available for download and use, depending on personal preference and need. Each offers a different experience, sometimes subtly and sometimes much more obviously. For example, the differences between the user experience with Internet Explorer and Firefox can be pretty apparent at times. The same is true when you consider the differences between feature-rich internet browsers like Firefox, Opera, and SeaMonkey as compared to streamlined, simplistic browsers like Google Chrome.
Internet Explorer and Netscape are standard browsers, so most people have them installed and rely on them for internet browsing. While Internet Explorer is certainly seeing improvements with time, it is extremely limited if you want your browser to meet your own growing needs. If you want a browser that is going to offer customization options beyond your wildest dreams, you are better off trying Firefox or SeaMonkey, options offered by Mozilla, or Opera, which have grown significantly since inception in terms of customization and speed.
The same is true for e-mail hosting providers. The “big three” e-mail providers are Hotmail, Yahoo!, and Gmail. Many people will tell you that Gmail is the best e-mail provider, but the truth is, it really comes down to personal preference. If you have been with Yahoo! or Hotmail for years, and are satisfied with their quality, why mess with a good thing? Change isn’t always good.
Ultimately, when it comes to web browsers and e-mail providers, personal preference is what matters most. Do not be afraid to experiment and determine which browser or e-mail provider best meets your needs. Since most are completely free to use, take advantage and experiment until you’re happy.